The Best of Rug Fashion
Rugs, whether antique, vintage, or modern, are gorgeous pieces of art that tell a story. Ask anyone with any interest in fashion and they will tell you the same thing about clothes, that fashion is an art form. So doesn’t it make sense to combine these two beautiful forms of art into something entirely new and creative? Here, we’ve compiled some of our favorite rug fashion. These fashion pieces are inspired by the patterns and textures of traditional carpets to create a stunning runway statement.
Olivia Pudelko’s Carpet Shoes
Designer Olivia Pudelko, a Polish graduate of University of Westminster in London, is making stunning limited edition shoes that are reminiscent of carpet. Working under the name “Westernaffair” and currently living in South London, her pieces are incredibly unique and also a conversation piece. They are functional as shoes, but not focused on practicality.
Inspired by pattern and texture, she views her fashion designs the same way she would view traditional art like a painting. Her inspiration comes from many different sources. She browses rugs online, at auction houses, and homes of family and friends. Since her designs are made from real, recycled antique rugs and carpets, the shoes are sustainable and eco-friendly. There is absolutely nothing not to love about these creative and original rug fashion designs.
Chloé New Age Boho Collection
Morocco‘s rich culture and beautiful art are the source of inspiration for many designers, fashion or otherwise. Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the creative director at luxury fashion house Chloé, was no different when working on the brand’s Spring 2019 ready to wear collection. Persian rug motifs popped up throughout the collection, which has been described as boho chic, as well. Even many of the pieces that are not as obviously carpet-inspired borrow inspiration from antique textiles. Notice some of the all over patterns with repeating motifs that are reminiscent of those used in antique carpets.
Totême’s Spring 2019 Collection
Swedish fashion label Totême takes inspiration, naturally, from traditional Scandinavian designs. Totême designers Kling and Karl Lindman rarely incorporate pattern into their designs, but for this collection they chose to draw inspiration from Swedish textile artist Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. They deliberately created a pattern in her style, with their own logo superimposed over the design. Celebrities have been spotted wearing this design, adding to its newfound popularity.
Chufy’s Moroccan Inspiration
Sofía Sanchez de Betak of the brand Chufy always takes inspiration for her designs from her travels. In this collection, a trip to Marrakech, Morocco inspired her Spring 2019 ready to wear collection. Drawing from the stunning tribal patterns of antique and vintage Moroccan rugs, she reimagined and reworked these patterns to become stunning clothing pieces.
Tory Burch’s Worldwide Inspired Patterns
Tory Burch, known for relaxed, put-together outfits, drew inspiration from western Europe for their Spring 2019 ready to wear collection. Inspired by safaris and warm breezes, the pieces from the collection are tribal and stunning. The inspiration drawn from antique and vintage carpets and kilims is obvious. While many of the pieces from the collection are neutral colored, the patterned pieces stand out in bold, colorful stripes and shapes are reminiscent of antique Persian rugs like the Jajim kilims. Even the texture is more tactile than most clothing pieces, just like a rug’s texture. The goal of the collection was to embody wanderlust, and it has absolutely done that.
Paco Rabanne Rug Fashion
Paco Rabanne’s Fall 2020 ready to wear collection is heavy and medieval-inspired, and uniquely represents and draws inspiration from opulent antique rugs. The rugs that graced the palaces of kings and queens from the Renaissance to the 17th century onward are now made into designs to be worn and shown off as fashion pieces. These include all over designs with motifs directly drawn from rugs, as well as pieces that almost look like an entire rug has been draped around the model.
Here are some rugs that have inspired fashion designers:
Published at Mon, 11 May 2020 17:55:00 +0000